vaccines 

Whooping Cough Not a Disease of the Past; It's Here and Deadly

Health officials say adults who have regular contact with children should get booster shots. Credit: Thomas Lohnes, AFP / Getty Images
Whooping cough sounds one of those diseases people used to get -- like dropsy, consumption, scarlet fever or le...

Researchers Blast Another Link Between Autism and Vaccines

Pediatricians say you don't have to delay vaccines. Credit: Getty Images
Some myths never go away; they just change form. Take the whole debate over autism and child vaccines. People who insist autism is caused by childhood vaccines saw their ...

UK Bans Doctor Who Linked Autism to Vaccine

Dr. Andrew Wakefield's findings were renounced by most of the authors. Credit: Shaun Curry, AFP / Getty Images
LONDON (AP) - Britain's top medical group ruled Monday that a doctor who claimed autism was linked to a childhood vaccine can no longer...

Opinion: Parents' Attitudes Contribute More to Autism Than Vaccines

You hear the rooster crow. You see the sun come up. All hail the chicken god! That's the problem with observational evidence. It can be very misleading, especially when you're desperately groping for answers to life's most profound mysteries....

Swine Flu Doses for Children Recalled

Pediatric doses of H1N1 vaccine are being recalled for reduced effectiveness. Credit: Nathan F, Flickr
More than 10,000 doses of swine flu vaccine are being recalled because they lost some potency during shipment. Virgina and Maryland are pull...

Court Rules West Virginia Mom Must Vaccinate Her Child

Some parents worry about vaccinating their children. Credit: jupiterimages
Opponents of vaccines lost a court battle this month, as a federal judge ruled that a West Virginia mom must immunize her child. Jennifer Workman of Mingo County, W...

Parent Portal: CDC Resource Center

Parent Portal is a site created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide information on keeping children healthy and safe. If your kid has the sniffles and you are wondering if it's swine flu or a just a common cold, the Parent Po...

Doctor Who Linked Autism and Vaccines Faked Data

In 1998, the medical journal The Lancet published a paper that claimed there was a clear link between the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella) and autism. As a result, parents of autistic children began clamoring for changes in the vaccines and ...

Chicken Pox Parties

Despite the fact that the mainstream medical community denies a link between vaccinations and autism, more and more parents are choosing not to have their children inoculated against childhood diseases. And while every state allows some avenue of exe...

Holly Robinson Peete Dishes About Life as a Mom

Holly Robinson Peete is one accomplished lady. She's built an impressive acting resume. She's a published author, has her own radio show, runs a charitable foundation, and is married to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. But Holly is also a mom ...

New Jersey requires flu vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children, from six months to eighteen years old, get the flu vaccine this year. It's a choice that some parents will make and others will eschew. Except, of course, in New Jersey. The...

Flu vaccine urged for infants

This year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is recommending that kids as young as six months receive the influenza vaccine. There are plenty of doses of the vaccine available -- 143 million -- so the additional kids do not represent a problem. Dr...

HPV Vaccine may have unpleasant side effects

When Gardasil, the relatively new vaccine for the human papillomavirus, was announced, a lot of people worried that the effect of inoculating teenage girls against a sexually transmitted disease would be rampant sexual activity and that eliminating t...

Jenny's son teaches Jim how to love

Can a child teach an adult how to love? Well, I'd wager there is a lot we can learn from our children. I think Jim Carrey would agree. In a recent interview Jim claims that Jenny McCarthy's son, Evan, taught him how to love. Jim says the five-year-o...

Celebrities march for vaccination reform

Somehow, I seem to be the writer here at ParentDish who always blogs about vaccines and the war on autism. Not sure how it happened, or that it was meant to happen, but I recently came across another story regarding vaccines I thought you might ...

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